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March 12, 2009
by john grupp


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Live from the Big East Tournament

It’s official: The Big East will get seven teams in the Big Dance. Louisville appears to have ended Providence’s hopes for an at-large tournament bid – and assured the Big East exactly seven bids — with a powerful 73-55 victory …

March 11, 2009
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Pitt to play West Virginia for third time

Pitt will try to accomplish something it hasn’t done in nearly 20 years — beat the same team three times in one season — when it meets West Virginia at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in the …

March 10, 2009
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Blair named Big East Co-Player of the Year

DeJuan Blair was named the Big East Co-Player of the Year today, sharing the award with his rival, Hasheem Thabeet of Connecticut. Blair, a 6-foot-7 sophomore center, is only the third Pitt player to win the prestigious annual award. He …

March 8, 2009
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Young, Blair and Fields named to all-Big East teams

Pitt’s Sam Young and DeJuan Blair earned first-team all-Big East honors and Levance Fields was named third-team All-Big East on Sunday afternoon. A total of 16 players received all-conference honors in voting by the Big East coaches. Coaches were not …

March 7, 2009
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Big East first-round matchups set

Here are the first-round matchups for the Big East Tournament on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. No. 9 seed Cincinnati (18-13) vs. No. 16 DePaul (8-23), Noon; No. 12 Georgetown (16-13) vs. No. 13 St. John’s (15-16), 2 p.m.; No. …

March 7, 2009
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Pitt beats No. 1 UConn

Sam Young went out in style. In his final game at Petersen Events Center, the 6-foot-6 senior forward had 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 3 Pitt to a 70-60 victory over top-ranked Connecticut Saturday afternoon before a …

March 6, 2009
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Fields still game-time decision

Senior point guard Levance Fields missed another practice on Friday and remains questionable for today’s game with No. 1 Connecticut with a bruised tailbone. Fields was injured midway through Pitt’s 90-75 victory over Marquette on Wednesday night. Fields was feeling …

March 5, 2009
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Fields called questionable for Uconn

Pitt senior point guard Levance Fields is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against No. 1 Connecticut with a bruised tailbone. Fields, the Big East’s assist leader, didn’t practice Thursday while undergoing treatment. Fields was hurt while being fouled by …

March 5, 2009
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Pitt beats Marquette

DeJuan Blair scored 23 points, Levance Fields had a double-double and Sam Young added 18 points as No. 3 Pitt beat Marquette, 90-75, on Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center. Blair, showing no ill-effects of his knee injury, added nine …

March 4, 2009
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Pre Tipoff items from Marquette-Pitt

• Because the 16-team Big East Tournament starts on a Tuesday this year (March 10), there is no awards banquet on the eve of the event. Traditionally, all of the awards were announced at a large banquet at a Manhattan …

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